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'''Edgar Lee Hewett''' (November 23, 1865 – December 31, 1946) was an American archaeologist and anthropologist whose focus was the Native Americans in the United States|Native American communities of New Mexico and the southwestern United States. He is best known for his role in gaining passage of the Antiquities Act, a pioneering piece of legislation for the conservation movement; as the founder and first director of the Museum of New Mexico; and as the first president of the New Mexico Normal School, now New Mexico Highlands University. Hewett's dealings with Maria Martinez, the great pottery|potter of San Ildefonso Pueblo, were instrumental in establishing San Ildefonso as a center for Native American pottery. He helped stimulate the rebirth of pottery as a significant folk art form in the region. Hewett also had a significant role in the formation of Bandelier National...
Birth dateNovember 23, 1865
Birth placeWarren County, Illinois
Death dateDecember 31, 1946
Death placeNew Mexico
EducationD.Sc.
OccupationArchaeologist, anthropologist
SpouseCora Whitford, Donizetta Jones Wood
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1915
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Panama-California Exposition
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San Diego
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California Building
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Ancient America
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Balboa Park
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Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive
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d.c. collier, winfield hogaboom, frank p. allen, jr., edgar l. hewett
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edgar l. hewett
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edgar l. hewett and wm. templeton johnson
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